· Not Another B Movie (2010)
Funny, that’s exactly what I said! As you can probably guess by the title, Not Another B Movie is a tongue-in-cheek play on the modern exploitation movie industry and centers around a screenwriter (Byron Thames) who is stuck penning trash for filmmakers Larry “The Soup Nazi” Thomas and James Vallo. Basically, they sit around and discuss their latest project, and footage of said film is interjected liberally to keep viewers interested. David Faustino, Joe Estevez (who play a pair of cops in the movie-within-a-movie), Robert Z’Dar (Maniac Cop), Reggie Bannister (Phantasm), Troma’s own Lloyd Kaufman, and even poor Ed Asner all pop up during the course of this one.
Canadian-based company astron-6 is one of those indie filmmaker groups that manufactures short films that spoof (mostly) movies from the ‘80s. Aimed at the members of Generation X and Y, the self-titled astron-6 is a collection of petite moving pictures (with titles such as Inferno of the Dead, Kris Miss, Goreblade, and Insanophenia) from a troupe of five hipsters is a geek’s pop culture reference dream come true — and another example of why I fail to get along with others in my age group.
Happy viewing, kids.